Science in Action

Science in Action

New developments in science and science news from around the world, weekly from BBC World Service.

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  • 28 Aug 14: Ebola Genome; Lake Urmia Revival; Early Galaxies, Malleable Memory

    Thu, 28 Aug 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    Genetic sequencing of ebola virus holds clues to origins of latest outbreak; New investment could revive Lake Urmia in Iran; Early light in the universe explains how galaxies were built; Brain circuits revealed that alter emotions memory

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  • 21 Aug 14: Icelandic Volcano, Solar Storms, Life Under the Ice, Neanderthal Extinction

    Thu, 21 Aug 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    Intense seismic activity leads to increased risk of Bardarbunga volcano erupting; Earth is five years overdue a solar super storm; Microbes in Antarctic ice sheet raise hopes of finding life in other planets; Neanderthals interacted with humans for longer than previously thought

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  • 14 Aug 14: Earthquake Explained, GM Fruit Flies, Panama Canal Centenary, Early Egyptian Embalmers

    Thu, 14 Aug 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    New evidence suggests that the potential for large earthquakes in Chile remains high; GM fruit flies that only produce male offspring could be used in pest control; The Panama Canal was opened 100 years ago, we discuss its impact on naval architecture; New research shows that embalming may have starts 1,500 years earlier than thought

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  • 07 Aug 14: Rosetta Rendezvous; Ganges - Brahmaputra Delta Water Rising; Ethiopian Volcanoes; Flying Cars

    Thu, 7 Aug 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    The Rosetta probe has arrived at comet 67P and is sending back new data; Water levels are rising on the 2nd biggest delta in the world; A new project is launched to study volcanoes in the Rift Valley; Could flying cars be the way to deliver humanitarian aid in the future?

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